Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

Bertolucci to head Venice Film jury

Bernardo Bertolucci's 1987 film The Last Emperor won nine Oscars

The Venice Film Festival has announced that Oscar-winning director Bernardo Bertolucci will chair the jury for the 70th Venice Film Festival.

Bertolucci, 73, headed the jury previously in 1983, when the Golden Lion went to Jean-Luc Godard's First Name: Carmen, and he has premiered numerous films at the festival, starting with The Grim Reaper in 1962 and more recently The Dreamers, in 2003.

Bertolucci's 1987 film The Last Emperor won nine Oscars. Festival organisers said it was the first and only Italian film to win the Academy Award for best director.

Bertolucci said in a statement that the festival will give him the opportunity to discover "the most mysterious niches of filmmaking in the most mysterious countries of the world."

The festival will be held from August 28 to September 7.

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Aries:

Responsibilities involving insurance, inheritances and taxes will command your attention. Don't put these matters off a moment longer. You may be busy with work and family, but these duties will never let up. If you continue to spend all of your energy on these things, you'll miss a golden opportunity. Ask colleagues and relatives for help with mundane errands while you focus on the long term financial future. If you don't protect your economic interests, nobody else will.More